In recent times I have written about the lies in the culture wars Republicans are waging, particularly as it relates to the issue of abortions. In so doing I have sought to point out the glaring inconsistencies between what they say they are fighting for, and their actual deeds, which shows that they are lying hypocrites.
As I have pointed out, Republicans led by the heretics in the so-called white evangelical faith, are solely concerned about abortion, because white women are not having enough babies to maintain the numeric white strength in America that they need to maintain white supremacy.
On the issue of Immigration, they want that limited if not totally dried up for the same reason. Black and brown immigrants tend to be more exposed and therefore less closed-minded, so they are generally less likely to vote for a white right-wing party that hates people of color.
Even in cases where the immigrants do come in and sell their very souls to the Republicans, a‑la the majority of the Cubans in south Florida, — [a‑la Raphael Cruz & Liddle Marco Rubio, et al[sic], they are tolerated for their votes, not accepted as real Americans.
Here is Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa in a tweet in March of 2017: Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.
Donald Trump, in a conversation in which he referred to people arriving in the United States from countries that are largely Black and Brown, referred to those countries as *shithole countries*. He asked: ” Why can’t we have people from Norway?
Norway is a homogenously white European nation, so there you have it.
The deception in the fight against abortions that have been wrapped in religious packaging for moral validity, is easy to unmask, not by what they are saying, but by what they are doing.
It not only reveals the lies and hypocrisy but unravels the whole charade that is behind the white evangelical movement.
Unfortunately, there is a bunch of Black Church folk who have also fallen victim to this fraud, and have thrown their support behind the Republican Party, a party that is antithetical to their interests, yet it has been able to fool some into believing that on the dual issues of abortions and religion they should support that party.
On the seminal issues that affect Blacks in their daily lives, the Republican party has steadfastly positioned itself against Black Americans. On race and police violence, on reparations, on education, housing, on healthcare, on affordable housing, clean drinking water, on voting rights.
On issue after issue, the Republican Party has positioned itself squarely between the forward progress of Blacks and where they need to be.
On the most basic of sustenance that is food stamps and other dietary supplementary programs that have been created to aid the poorest and most vulnerable, Republicans have opposed giving those dietary supplements to children in order for them to survive.
Blacks are among the poorest people in the country, so when Republicans oppose dietary supplements for the poorest among us they are saying they do not care whether Black babies live or die.
When Police murder young Black men and boys Republicans change the subject to law and order. What they are saying is that they do not care if Black men and boys live or die.
A few days ago I wrote about some folks in the Black community pretending to [be woke].….. then there are the celebrities as well, some of whom take it upon themselves to speak for Black people, when they themselves are incapable of articulating a full sentence on their own behalf.
Trump and Republicans disrespect Lebron and Steph and others who do not buy into his racist bullshit, but his campaign invited [Ice cube] or whatever his name is, to sit down on behalf of Black people.
Who does Ice Cube speak for?
The tragedy with watching these events, is the clarity with which the truth unfolds, but because many of these negroes do not bother to read they fall for every shiny object.
Why would anyone sit down with Trump and his campaign given his record of racism and lies? Nothing that comes out of him is credible, everything that comes out of him is deceptive and self-serving.
And so while these Christians and other negroes are running around talking about supporting Trump and the Republican party, the true agenda of the Republican party is on full display in places like Arkansas for all to see. Not to mention what his personal Attorney William Barr is doing in the Department of Justice to send Blacks back to the plantations.
Arkansas has carried out its fourth execution within a week, bringing to a troubling end the state’s controversial attempt to run a “conveyor belt of death” in an aggressive burst of killings unseen in the US for more than half a century.
Kenneth Williams was pronounced dead at 11.05 pm local time at the end of a 13-minute lethal injection that resulted in disturbing signs of distress on the part of the prisoner.
Eyewitnesses in the death chamber reported that his whole body shook with 15 or 20 convulsions just minutes into the procedure, and that he continued to breathe heavily even after a paralytic was injected into him to render all movement impossible.
Despite pleas from family members of the victim not to execute Williams Asa Hutchinson hurriedly had him killed, and the Republican-dominated Supreme Court refused to hear their case for a stay, much less for clemency.
It is not a question of whether one believes in the death penalty or not, it is a question of how Republican Governors in Republican-run states are eager and willing to kill Black inmates with callous dispatch, and a Republican-dominated Supreme Court with the likes of Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh who refuses to even hear their appeals.
Experts pointed to several issues in these killings, including the drugs of choice which they argue cause unnecessary suffering.
According to reporting from the Guardian, Kenneth Williams made a lengthy statement before he was killed. He apologized to all his victims’ families, and said: “I was more than wrong. The crimes I perpetrated against you all were senseless, extremely hurtful, and inexcusable. I humbly beg your forgiveness and pray that you find the peace, healing, and closure you all deserve.”
People are free to vote for the party of their choice, people are free to support whomever they chose but for some of you who purport to speak for the Black community, please do the honorable thing and tell the people you are seeking to influence that you are just dogs chasing bones.
Tell the truth that you have been promised something and that’s the reason you are running around behind Republicans. But whatever you do, please do not try to distort reality with your lies.
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Mike Beckles is a former police Detective corporal, businessman, freelance writer, he is a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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